Evaluation report 2012:1 (Special edition) Policy Brief. Country Programmes between Finland and Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania
By: Julian Caldecott
Michael Hawkes & Bhuban Bajracharya (Nepal)
Fred van Sluijs & Benicia Aguilar (Nicaragua)
Arto Valjas & Berdaneta Killian (Tanzania)
ISBN 978-951-724-999-7 (printed)
ISBN 978-952-281-000-7 (pdf)
This policy brief is based on an evaluation of Finland’s development cooperation
with Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania over the last decade.
These country programmes differ in their financial scale, with 2010 disbursements by the
MFA being €17 million to Nepal, €13 million to Nicaragua and €36 million to Tanzania.
The main findings and non-country-specific conclusions
and recommendations are based on a study which focused on:
- how anti-poverty development policies and the agents of policy implementation interacted, and influenced each country programme;
- how cooperation contributed to aid effectiveness in Paris Declaration terms;
- how cooperation contributed to promoting the cross-cutting themes (CCTs) of Finnish policy, such as good governance, democracy, rule of law, human rights and gender equity;
- how the Finnish development policy frameworks of 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007 were transformed into practice, including the issue of Finnish added value;
- how can the successes and failures of the recent past be understood and used to improve the processes of development cooperation.